At least two people killed in northern Cameroon

Soldiers of the Rapid Intervention Battalion in Bamenda, November 17, 2017. Photo: AFP

Casablanca (ADV) – In Cameroon, on the night of Tuesday to Wednesday, two civilians were killed and five soldiers were wounded in the far north of Cameroon.

“At least five elements of the Rapid Intervention Battalion (BIR) have been wounded,” according to a security source from the far north. Two civilians were killed in Gouzoudou, Mayo-Sava Department.
“The soldiers were ambushed and their vehicle was targeted by a rocket,” an unnamed military official said.

Kolofata has been the target of attacks by elements of Boko Haram several times. In a report released last August, the International Crisis Group highlighted “the decline of Boko haram activities in the far north of Cameroon.”

Earlier this week, “the elements of Boko Haram killed two people in the night in Djabrali, a town located at the edge of Fotokol”, a commune of the department of Logone and Charité, on the border with Nigeria, reports to VOA Africa an administrative authority of this locality.

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